A Not-So-Simple Majority - This week on This American Life

We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

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Tiffany Camhi

The North Bay is known for its burgeoning food and wine industry, people travel far and wide to get a sip of our local wine or bite into an organic steak. But now some of Sonoma County’s smaller towns are starting to feel crushed by the tourism, like in Healdsburg where some in the community feel the town could lose its small town character. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Bail System Overhaul Passes California Senate

Jun 1, 2017
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ALSO: The California Nurses Association which is advocating for a single-payer health care system, says California can fund it by raising taxes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sally Schilling.

eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage for lots of great music, collaborations with eTown’s house band, and conversation about the craft of songwriting, and influences that have inspired him along the way.  

This week on Our Roots are Showing - host Steve DeLap will be interviewing banjoist Jayme Stone.  

From Jayme Stone's website:  

"Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds."  

About Something Completely Different this week - host Roland Jacopetti writes:  

"I hope all of you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different as much as I did. I was so taken with the music that I forgot to introduce you to a statement from the late Townes Van Zandt, in the notes of his posthumous album A Far Cry From Dead.  

Why Relax the Fine for Rolling Right Turns?

May 31, 2017
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ALSO: California middle and high school students would get to sleep in under a bill that passed the state Senate Tuesday.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Adler.

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That plume of smoke rising from the Bouverie Preserve near Glen Ellen late Tuesday morning was a carefully watched experiment in applying a land management technique that goes back thousands of years.

The fire took about three hours to burn across the designated 17 acre area. That was ample time for any affected wildlife to leave the area or take cover underground, says ACR Fire Ecologist Sasha Berleman, while deer, when they return, will find a more hospitable landscape.

This week on Beale Street Caravan: highlights from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic featuring Kenny Brown, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp, Blue Mother Tupelo, Garry Burnside, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Interview with founder and Executive Director Sara Brown.

William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and The Blues

 

As promised, I hereby announce that Tuesday's Something Completely Different show will feature FOUR different musicians (no, not three). Yes, they have definite ties, each to the other and vice versa. Explain? Mais Certainment!  

U.S. Forest Service

Republican State Assemblyman recently claimed Gov. Jerry Brown has slashed funds set aside for California's tree mortality crisis. PolitiFact California found this misleading and rated it Mostly False.

Find full fact-checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

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